A life saved in Dartmouth Harbour

Launch No: 77
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 16 August 2010
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

A yachtsman on the deep river moorings in Dartmouth harbour reported shortly after midnight that there was a man in the water some 20 metres from his yacht. The RNLI Inshore lifeboat was launched six minutes after the alarm was raised and reached the casualty two minutes later. The casualty had fallen from his yacht tender and when the crew arrived on the scene he was in the water holding onto a tender and being supported there by the original yachtsman who had raised the alarm. He had been in the water for about ten minutes when he was lifted into the lifeboat. As he had no injuries and had declined a medical check he was returned to his vessel on the advice of the Coastguard.


Request Received 12:09am
Time at incident 14 minutes
Time to recovery 25 minutes
Back on Service 12:40am


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction North-Northwest
Wind Strength 10 knots

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